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HISPASAT to focus on H30W-6 satellite at Washington show

At Washington Satellite 2018, the Spanish operator will present the newest satellite in its fleet, which will help decrease the digital divide in North Africa, Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

Spanish satellite-based communications operator HISPASAT will showcase its fleet’s newest satellite, Hispasat 30W-6 (H30W-6), at Washington Satellite 2018. This new satellite has beams directed to the Mediterranean, Europe, Spain and North-East Africa as well as the American continent. It increases the operator’s offering in the Ka and Ku bands and incorporates a new beam in the C band with Pan-American coverage. With this configuration, Hispasat 30W-6 will contribute to reducing the digital divide in North Africa, Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

On the other hand, the Hispasat 30W-6 will reinforce the distribution of audio-visual contents in Latin America, allowing access to more than 50 million users through its audio-visual distribution platforms, while also offering connectivity on high speed trains, as well as maritime services in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, among other places.

This satellite’s Ka band beams over Spain and North Africa will provide high quality access in rural areas, thus opening the doors to the Information Society in places where it has not been possible to do so with other infrastructures.

This new capacity in the Ka band completes the capacity already available for Latin America in the Amazonas satellites, located in the 61º West orbital position. Both the Amazons 3, which was the first to bring the Ka band to the region, as well as the Amazonas 5, launched last year, offer high quality connectivity for data and internet traffic, thus reinforcing Hispasat’s strategy for the Latin American market. During the event in Washington, the Spanish operator will present the new broad-band services that the company will offer in Brazil and Mexico for different market segments (residential, corporate, mobility and mobile backhaul). These will help to develop internet access and digital services in numerous populations which do not currently enjoy them or do so under insufficient conditions.